Pembroke Hill School Fund

The Development Office works to establish and nurture connections throughout the entire PHS community while raising critical mission-driven resources to support the school. Annual engagement and fundraising activities strengthen the community and help advance Pembroke Hill’s mission by providing budget relief and supporting program enhancement. Participation from families, alumni, grandparents and friends is critical to our success.

How Your Gift Makes An Impact

Formerly known as the annual fund, the Pembroke Hill School Fund is critical to enabling our steadfast commitment to delivering a robust and expansive educational program, to supporting healthy mentoring relationships between teachers and students and to fostering thoughtful, passionate individuals who are empowered to cultivate the best in each, for the benefit of all. Your philanthropy goes directly toward advancing the institution by supporting its people and programs through:

Fast Facts

1.5 Million:

2022-23 PHSF Goal

June 30, 2023:

Deadline for the 2022-23 PHSF


Number of donors last year

Frequently Asked Questions:

Recognition Levels

Vassie James Hill Society

Members of the Vassie James Hill Society continue the legacy of Vassie James Hill's devotion to young people and their education by the value they place on Pembroke Hill’s tradition of excellence and student-centered approach to education.

$50,000 Visionary Leadership Circle
$25,000 Head of School Leadership Circle
$10,000 1985 Leadership Circle
$5,000 Ambassador Leadership Circle
$2,500 Red & Blue Leadership Circle

Vassie James Hill Society members set the philanthropic tone, as leadership donors, for the rest of the Pembroke Hill community.

Click here to learn more about the Vassie James Hill Society.

Young Alumni

The Young Alumni Giving Circle is a group of dedicated graduates of the last decade who support Pembroke Hill at a leadership level. These donors are integral in helping to provide opportunities for our students and faculty. Through their generosity and confidence in Pembroke Hill, they set a standard for giving that inspires the entire college community.

Young Alumni Giving Circle

$150 annually ($12.50/month) for alumni 1-4 years out
$300 annually ($25/month) for alumni 5-9 years out
$600 annually ($50/month) for alumni 10-14 years out
$1,500 annually ($125/month) for alumni celebrating 15th reunion

Parent Volunteer Leadership

Nearly 50 parent volunteers lead the Pembroke Hill School Fund each year. Volunteers encourage community participation in the long history of philanthropy at Pembroke Hill and make an enormous impact on this year's student experience.

Wornall Co-Chairs
Alex and Abby Wendel
Parents of Ellie ’30 and Charlie '32

Ward Parkway Co-Chairs
Molly Maxwell & Ryan Sprott
Parents of Max ’24, Cal ’26 and Sully '31

Leadership Committee Chairs
Jen & Dow Draper
Parents of Sydney ’23

If you are interested in serving as a Pembroke Hill School Fund volunteer, please contact Barb Head, assistant head of school for development at 816-936-1224 or


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Assistant Head of School for Development
Barb Head

Thank You

Thank you to the Pembroke Hill community for your continued support. Click the button below to view the 2020-21 annual report, which gives more information on the impact of giving at Pembroke Hill.

2021-22 Annual report